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The perfect country location to commute to Newcastle, Durham, Hexham and Corbridge with all the opportunities they have to offer. Just a few minutes away from the A68 and onwards to the A1(M), along with easy access to Durham Station with regular trains to Newcastle with rail links to all major UK cities.
Approximate Travel Times:
• Newcastle City Centre – 35 mins.
• Hexham – 22 mins.
• Corbridge – 15 mins.
• Riding Mill Station, rail connection to Newcastle & Carlisle – 12 mins.
• Metro Centre – 30 mins.
• Edinburgh – 2hrs 20mins.
• Oxford – 4hrs 30mins.
• Carlisle – 1hr 10mins.
• Durham Station – 30mins.
Source: AA Route Planner
Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall/Dining Room | Sitting Room | Snug | Art Studio | Study | Kitchen | Larder | Garden Room | Utility Room | Cloak/Boot Room | Downstairs WC | Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Shower Room
Two Garages | Outbuildings | Gardens | Around 6 Acres
Mill Barns is a stone property which was originally a granary with various outbuildings. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully converted yet retains a traditional feel with a host of charm and character throughout. Bespoke woodcraft is evident throughout the house, with beautiful solid oak doors, oak staircase, built-in shelving at the top of the stairs, wood panelling and elm flooring in the dining room and windows with metal furniture and latches. The property has history, appeal and is of an original nature providing comfortable and flexible accommodation of generous proportions over two floors. There are well established and maintained gardens to the front, a woodland style garden to the rear, two garages, further buildings which could be renovated and a paddock with water access.
The front door opens into the reception hall, which also doubles as a more formal space for dining and offers dual aspect with two curved windows to the front elevation with beautiful lime wash stone set surrounds, wood panelling, understairs storage cupboard and elm wood floor covering. A useful separate cloakroom with WC is situated under the staircase with a door to the rear garden. The reception hall leads through double wooden doors to the sitting room, again offering dual aspect, elm floor and a multi-fuel burner set on a granite hearth and beams to the ceiling. A cosy snug is off the sitting room with electric fire on a stone hearth, beams to the ceiling and access to an arts and crafts style studio to the front elevation with panelled glazed door giving additional access to the front of the property. The garage and store room can be accessed from here and offer further possibilities for renovation, subject to the necessary permissions.
The reception hall leads through to the open plan kitchen which is located to the front elevation, with central island, beams to the ceiling and oak flooring. An extensive range of cream floor and wall units are offered with glazed bespoke display cabinetry, contemporary fixtures and fittings and complementary granite work surfaces. Integral appliances include a twin bowl sink, dishwasher, ceramic hob and two oven Aga. Off the kitchen is a larder with shelving and quarry tiled floor along with the well-appointed study which leads to a boot room and secondary wooden staircase to the upper floor and access to the front garden.
Off the kitchen, to the rear of the property, is the garden room which is spacious and bright with ample space for a table and chairs as well as offering underfloor heating, a vaulted ceiling, windows to two sides and French doors leading to the rear garden and sun terrace. The utility room has floor and wall cupboards, Belfast sink, quarry tiled floor, underfloor heating and plumbing for a washing machine and houses the boiler. A further quarry tiled large cloakroom, with ample hanging space, boot rack and bespoke storageis located off and gives access to outside.
The main staircase leads to the first floor where there are four bedrooms leading off the landing and a further half landing currently used as a quiet area to read. The landing also provides access to a part boarded loft.
The master bedroom has dual aspect, crux beams to the ceiling, a dressing room and en-suite shower room with circular glass wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. One bedroom has fitted wardrobes with a built-in vanity unit and wash hand basin, whilst the other two offer storage into the eves and have an inter- connecting door. The family bathroom, to the rear of the property, has a white suite with bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. A further shower room completes the upstairs accommodation.
Mill Barns is approached through a five-bar wooden gate with gravel parking and a garage to the front along with a further garage to the side which was originally the pig sty. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with established raised beds of established plants and shrubs and is contained within an attractive traditional dry-stone wall boundary. An established Wisteria adorns the façade of the house, whilst a flagstone path and terrace offer a lovely place to sit and relax. The rear garden is set in a woodland style setting with a stream to the boundary and is predominantly laid to lawn with a sun terrace for al-fresco entertaining.
The property further benefits from adjoining land extending to almost six acres. The land is ideal for grazing, being well secured, with a fresh water stream running through and excellent drainage.
Shotley Field is a small community situated amidst stunning scenery on the Northumberland and County Durham Border. The popular village of Corbridge is nearby and offers an excellent range of day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, a renowned delicatessen, restaurants, inns, doctor and dentist surgeries, community services, a garage, educational and professional services, while nearby Matfen Hall, Close House, Slaley Hall and Derwent Reservoir all offer excellent leisure and sporting facilities. The historic market town of Hexham offers further professional, retail and recreational services including large supermarkets and a cinema, theatre and hospital. Newcastle city centre is also within easy reach provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a First School in Whittonstall together with First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter the A68 and A69 give excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west. There are railway stations in Stocksfield and Corbridge which provides services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
Corbridge 11.8 miles | Hexham 13.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 21.1 miles
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